Captain Ryan James has today accepted the early guilty plea on the charge handed down by the NRL Match Review Committee yesterday. 

James was charged with a Grade 1 'Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck' that comes with 105 points. With a prior non-similar offence, James receives 20% loading so will have 90-points remaining, if charged again. 

The skipper will miss the Panthers fixture and be available to face the Cowboys, in Townsville.